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Piers Morgan wants Americans to call "soccer" "football"
Twitter ^ | 6/17/14 | Piers Morgan

Posted on 06/17/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio

It's time America called football 'football' and not 'soccer'.


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KEYWORDS: football; futbol; piersmorgan; soccer
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Actually I do call football football. As in the NATIONAL...FOOTBALL...LEAGUE. As for soccer, I'll still call it soccer...though if Piers doesn't mind, we Americans can call him A--Hole; then maybe we'll call soccer "football".
1 posted on 06/17/2014 11:43:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I’d be more worried that you seem to be following Piers Morgan’s Twitter feed than what he calls the world’s most popular sport.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 11:45:06 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: raccoonradio

Red(Barf)Card for Piers Morgan!


3 posted on 06/17/2014 11:45:37 AM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Someone retweeted it. I had to respond.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

5 posted on 06/17/2014 11:45:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: raccoonradio

Isn’t the game called “soccer” in Australia too?


6 posted on 06/17/2014 11:46:22 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: raccoonradio

We could field a competitive soccer team with athletes from the NFL. The team chosen from the best of the Premier League couldn’t beat a Pop Warner team.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: raccoonradio

He should be lucky we call it soccer, it could have been called “ boring”.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 11:46:33 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Seriously. Who the eff cares?


9 posted on 06/17/2014 11:46:37 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: raccoonradio

Three little letters for ya, Piers...

G...F...Y


10 posted on 06/17/2014 11:47:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: raccoonradio

Its called football.

The American game should be called American rugby.

It has nothing in common with football.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: raccoonradio

Says a guy who drives on the wrong side of the road, and calls a flashlight, a “torch”.

Dr. Frankenstein the villagers are coming, and they are carrying those sticks with the saturated wrapping on the end that we used call a “torch”.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 11:47:32 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: raccoonradio

It’s time for America to call Piers Morgan a “Sitzpinkler”.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 11:47:51 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: raccoonradio

I just want to call Piers Morgan “the deported Piers Morgan”.

Believe it or not, calling this specific game “soccer” or “football” is not consistent at all, it’s not just a U.S. thing where we’re different from everybody else just because.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 11:47:56 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: raccoonradio
Soccer is for Satan
15 posted on 06/17/2014 11:48:03 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: raccoonradio

Is their no end to this redcoats anti American elitism? Why does he think we care what he thinks?


16 posted on 06/17/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: raccoonradio

I think its time Piers Morgan stopped lecturing Americans and met Jeremy Clarkson on the field of honor.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 11:48:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio

Since he’s telling us what to say, why can’t we tell him and other Britishers what to say? Tsk tsk, that word they use as slang for cigarettes...that should be banned. Piers, it’s time Britishers called cigarettes “cigarettes”.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 11:50:27 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I was in a restaurant last night, and the World Cup was featured on the TV over the sushi bar.

One of the athletes was severely injured and had to removed from the field on a backboard.

As there was no sound, i don’t know who it was or how it happened.

Anyway, Piersy Morgan should be working towards banning soccer because we know how much he hates violence and danger!/s


19 posted on 06/17/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: raccoonradio

I prefer third world kickball myself.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 11:50:42 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Vote McDaniel June 24th Mississippi!)
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To: raccoonradio

Soccer is Old World football.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 11:51:22 AM PDT by Texican72
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To: Cowboy Bob

Good point...and they have Australian Rules FOOTBALL


22 posted on 06/17/2014 11:51:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Texican72

And we are in the New World.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 11:54:19 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

And that’s why I will always call it soccer.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:15 AM PDT by Texican72
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To: raccoonradio

How about calling it diveball?

Players diving to the ground pretending to get hit, to draw fouls.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: raccoonradio

I say we just call it FagBall and ship this turd Morgan back to Britton.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: raccoonradio

I’m hearing soccer is getting great ratings on TV and lots of kids play it, etc., world’s most popular sport. But i use the word soccer because it isn’t football—to me and to many Americans.

National FOOTBALL League
North American SOCCER Association

Yes people use their feet more in soccer, but isn’t he being a bit rude to tell us what to call it? That CNN bust-out.
When I think football I think linebackers, quarterbacks,
and the Super Bowl. When I think soccer, I think goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 11:57:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Texican72

Just wait, they’ll soon say that the word “soccer” is racist.


28 posted on 06/17/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raccoonradio

or North American Soccer League or whatever it’s called


29 posted on 06/17/2014 11:58:06 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Soccer is actually soccer in more places than it’s football. Meanwhile there are a couple of other sports referred to as football by the locals. The reality is that the most popular rectangular field sport in your region is called football in your region, and might not be called football anywhere else.


30 posted on 06/17/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: raccoonradio

Now that I think of it Canadians use the F word too, for the sport we know as Football.

Canadian FOOTBALL League


31 posted on 06/17/2014 12:00:17 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Since they also use their head and chest, it should be called "No Hands Ball."

-PJ

32 posted on 06/17/2014 12:00:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: goldstategop

There are places where rugby is called football. American football has plenty in common with European football, it’s the most popular rectangular field sport in the region, which seems to really be all it takes to be called football.


33 posted on 06/17/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: edpc; tx_eggman

If it doesn’t require a helmet, it is not a legitimate sport anyway...

(donning flame retardant)


34 posted on 06/17/2014 12:01:57 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: raccoonradio

Deport this whole.. To Iraq.


35 posted on 06/17/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Mount Athos

Dwyane Wade would be a superstar.


36 posted on 06/17/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: raccoonradio; All

Technically soccer = “Association football”
Football (college, NFL, CFL)= “American football”

Most popular sport in world: “Football” aka Assoc Football
Most popular sport in US: American football


37 posted on 06/17/2014 12:06:35 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: goldstategop

Right, soccer has nothing in common with football.


38 posted on 06/17/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: raccoonradio

This guy should just shut up and go back the the UK that threw him out - it’s FOOTBALL our style you moron!!


39 posted on 06/17/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: raccoonradio

METRIC football.


40 posted on 06/17/2014 12:10:44 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: raccoonradio

No.

Now shut up.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 12:13:00 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: kempster

Or called sissyball.


42 posted on 06/17/2014 12:14:04 PM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: raccoonradio

What Piers and many here may not know, but soccer is a British term. It comes from the words
AsSOCiation Football from the nineteenth century. In the mid 19th Century sport clubs split between the Football Association and the Football Union. The Football Association became football or soccer, while the Football Union became rugby.


43 posted on 06/17/2014 12:15:07 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Sybeck1
"I prefer third world kickball myself."

Love it!

44 posted on 06/17/2014 12:15:35 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Mount Athos

Great point about the diving...maybe we should call it “dramaball.”


45 posted on 06/17/2014 12:16:27 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: raccoonradio

Hey Piers, ARSEnull Sucks!


46 posted on 06/17/2014 12:17:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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He should be lucky we call it soccer, it could have been called “ boring”.

We have a winner!!!

47 posted on 06/17/2014 12:17:33 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: envisio
Or called sissyball.

Tell that to Clint Dempsey.

48 posted on 06/17/2014 12:17:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: raccoonradio

Go light up a fag Piers.


49 posted on 06/17/2014 12:19:06 PM PDT by AU72
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To: raccoonradio

“Soccer” comes from the term “AsSOCiation Football” which is the original British name of the sport.


50 posted on 06/17/2014 12:19:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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